Front Row, l-r: Mark Wood, assoc. professor HVAC/R, NDSCS; Barb Bang, dean emeritus, NDSCS; Phil Wisecup, vice chancellor for Strategic Planning and Strategic Engagement, North Dakota University System; Roger Tadajewski, executive director of NC3; Eric Flyen, area manager – Dakotas, Trane; John Richman, NDSCS president; Pat Archambault, director – Strategic Programs, Trane Commercial HVAC; Wayde Sick, director of Workforce Development, North Dakota Department of Commerce; Tim Olson, area contracting manager, Trane; Istvan Dudas, second year HVAC/R student; Braden Aubol, second year HVAC/R student; and Jeff Kukert, asst. professor and chair HVAC/R, NDSCS.
Wahpeton, ND – On Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) marks the opening of the college’s new NC3 Trane Building Automation Systems lab, a state-of-the-art instructional facility.
NDSCS’s new Building Automation Systems lab is the result of a partnership with NC3 and Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and a workforce enhancement grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
The Building Automation Systems lab is designed to provide students with the best possible experience in the high-demand, technically advanced area of commercial HVAC system controls. Students learn controls technology via a combination of classroom study and hands-on experience with live, functional systems.
“It’s an outstanding facility both to learn in and to teach in and will help provide students with the skills that are most in demand in our industry,” said Jeff Kukert.
With the addition of the lab at NDSCS, Trane and NC3 have partnered with 12 schools nationwide to develop BAS labs. NDSCS instructors have attended an NC3 Train-the-Trainer program and are certified to deliver BAS Level I curriculum to students. NC3’s instructor training ensures the highest and best use of the NC3 Trane Labs.
NC3 is a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances and validates new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation and energy industry sectors.